With spring giving way to summer and boating weather on the horizon, it is important that you make sure that your boat is safe and ready for the season before putting it in the water. Start by inspecting your boat’s hull, engine, rudder and other components to be sure that they are in proper working order. Inspect the condition of the hull and other areas and clean them with a mild detergent. Check the battery and fluids, and test run the engine to ensure proper operation. Talk with a marine mechanic about any necessary repairs.
Other boating safety tips include giving the boat a thorough inspection every time you prepare to use it, and making sure that your registration and necessary paperwork is all in order. You should also make sure that your boat insurance is up to date and comprehensive. If you are not sure whether your boat is covered, or you want to be sure that you have sufficient coverage for any modifications you have made, consider scheduling an insurance review every year before boating season. Weeks & Associates Insurance Services, located in Thousand Oaks, can help you find the right insurance for your needs.